Welcome to the Data Storage Technical Committee

dstc-logoThe Data Storage Technical Committee is a technical committee of the IEEE Communications Society.


The Data Storage Technical Committee (DSTC) promotes advances in state-of-the-art communications, signal processing and coding technologies to enhance data storage systems, in order to achieve high storage densities, fast access, and low error rates. This is accomplished by activities such as sponsoring technical sessions at major conferences, organizing workshops and tutorials, and organizing special issues of IEEE journals and magazines.

Join Us

To become a member of the TC, nomination by existing TC members or self nomination is required. CV or a short description of the candidate’s educational background and experience related to data storage must be received at least two weeks before ICC. The candidate must attend the ICC TC meeting and receive a majority vote (2/3) from the members participating in that TC meeting in order to become a member.

Additional Information

Current Policies and Procedures

Previous web site

  • DSTC officer election is coming, see information on candidates for the 2023-2024 term. November 9, 2022
  • Nominations_and self nominations are open for the upcoming election of DSTC 2023-2024 officer positions
  • Call for Participation: the ITW 2022 themed session on Machine Learning and Data Storage
  • Nominations are open for 2020-2021 IEEE Data Storage Technical Committee Best Paper Award (Submission Deadline: July 31, 2022)
  • DSTC Meeting: Friday, May 6, 2022, 10:00-11:00am (Eastern Time)
  • DSTC Meeting: Tuesday, November 16, 2021, 10:00-11:00am (Eastern Time)
  • DSTC Meeting: Tuesday, July 20, 2021, 9:00-11:00 (Pacific Time), ICC 2021, via Zoom, The World
  • DSTC Meeting: Thursday, December 12, 2019, 12:30-14:30 ( Time), Naupaka Salon 3 at Globecom 2019 in Waikoloa, HI, USA
  • DSTC Meeting: Thursday, May 23, 2019, 13:00-15:00 ( Time), Shenyang, Level 2, Pudong Shanhgri-La Hotel at ICC 2019 in Shanghai, China
  • DSTC Meeting: Wednesday, December 12, 2018, 12:30-14:00 (Gulf Standard Time), Capital Suite 4 at Globecom 2018 in Abu Dhabi, UAE
  • Next DSTC Meeting: Wednesday, May 23 at 10:00 am, Presidents Room, Westin; at ICC 2018 in Kansas City
  • Next DSTC Meeting: Wednesday December 6 at 12:45 pm, Marina Bay Sands Singapore, Room 4E. Join WebEx Meeting.  Agenda
  • DSTC officer election is coming, see information on candidates for the 2017-2018 term. November 16, 2016
  • You have found the new DSTC web site. ComSoc now provides a nifty new site, although we lost the old design with its patterned media background. Eventually, the old site will disappear. November 16, 2016
  • ICC 2017 will be held in Paris, France. Submit your papers to the Data Storage Track. Deadline October 14, 2016. August 24, 2016
  • Nominations are open for the 2015 Best Paper Award and 2015 Best Student Paper Award. June 27, 2016
  • Next DSTC meeting: Wednesday, May 25, 2016 12:30-14:00, Parkview 3 room of the Mandarin Hotel at ICC 2016 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.May 12, 2016
  • Congratulations to the authors of “Locally Rewritable Codes for Resistive Memories”. Their data storage paper won a Best Paper Award for ICC 2016, one of two papers from the Selected Area in Communications (SAC) Symposium. The authors are Yongjune Kim, Abhishek Sharma, Robert Mateescu, Seung-Hwan Song, Zvonimir Z Bandic, James Bain and B. V. K. Vijaya Kumar.May 12, 2016
  • The deadline for the JSAC data storage issue has been extended to May 2, 2016. April 4, 2016
  • Congratualtions to Farzad Farnoud (Hassanzadeh) and Olgica Milenkovic, their paper has received the 2014 Best Student Paper Award of the IEEE Data Storage Technical Committee (DSTC). March 16, 2016
  • Congratualtions to Chao Tian, his paper has received the 2014 Best Paper Award of the IEEE Data Storage Technical Committee (DSTC). March 16, 2016